The Angry Video Game Nerd Season 3
S03 E01Jan 8, 2008
Chronologically Confused About the Legend of Zelda Timeline Jan 8, 2008 The Nerd does a review on the time-line of Legend of Zelda in the same fashion as his previous review on confusing titles to sequels of movies and games. For this one he talks about the Zelda games made up to the year 2008. And tries to piece together how each of them fit as one whole time-line. Only to discover that most of them are less connected than the other. Which in the end he concludes that the franchise doesn't need to have a well explained time-line when each game is worth playing without knowing what occurred in any of the other games.
S03 E02Jan 22, 2008
Rambo Jan 22, 2008 With the upcoming release of the fourth Rambo movie, the Nerd reviews Rambo for the NES. The game suffers from four problems which are: confusing navigation on the landscapes, pointless chat options, unnecessary use of animals as enemies, and the idea of the screen blinking red when low on health. The Nerd also reviews some other Rambo games but couldn't find a single one that actually is fun to play. He feels the games should of taken advice from Contra on how to make a commando theme game more fun.
S03 E03Feb 19, 2008
Virtual Boy Feb 19, 2008 The Nerd investigates the infamous handheld that gave us headaches...in 3D!
S03 E04Mar 4, 2008
The Wizard of Oz Mar 4, 2008 The Nerd plays the Super Nintendo adaption of the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie. Something that can't be made into a good game. Mainly due to the addition of weird enemies and locations that don't look like something you'd find in either the movie or the original books. The Nerd's main complaint is the large number of glitches the game has where various platforms make the characters in the game fall through. While playing the game, the Nerd is visited by the Cowardly Lion who won't shut up through out the review.
S03 E05Mar 25, 2008
Double Vision: Part 1 Mar 25, 2008 The Nerd does a review on the two competing consoles to the Atari 2600 Intellivision and Colecovision. He starts his review on Intellivision first and also does a review on most of its games. His main complaint is the controller for the Intellivision makes playing the games harder. Despite how most of Intellivision's games are knock offs of already popular Atari games. He's also amused by the fuzzy sound quality of the voice synthesizer that is only compatible to certain Intellivision games.
S03 E06Apr 8, 2008
Double Vision: Part 2 Apr 8, 2008 The Nerd does a follow up to the previous review by showing us the features of the Colecovision. The controllers aren't any different from the Intellivision, while most of the games are as bad they look. His main complaint is one of the add-ons to the console is a device that allows you to play Atari 2600 games on the Colecovision. The Nerd found it hard to believe the competitor of Atari was allowed to sell such a device. Cause in today's gaming market it wouldn't be allowed when it can create multiple lawsuits.
S03 E07Apr 22, 2008
The Wizard and Super Mario Bros 3 Apr 22, 2008 The Nerd decides to review a good game for once which is Super Mario Bros. 3. Before he reviews it, he talks about the movie The Wizard which is how American gamers first learn about the game as it was a product placement along with the NES Power Glove. While the Nerd doesn't find the story for The Wizard to be great, he did admit that it holds a place in the gaming community. After putting his review on the Wizard aside he starts to play Super Mario Bros. 3, while it has a lot of hard parts it is really fun to play, however the Nerd couldn't help but notice the game ...
S03 E08May 14, 2008
N.E.S. Accessories! May 14, 2008 The Nerd reviews all the crap Nintendo tried to market along with the NES. Zapper guns, LaserScopes, Roll'n Rocker, and other accessories one needs to look "cool" while playing video games.
S03 E09May 21, 2008
The Indiana Jones Trilogy May 21, 2008 In honor of the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the AVGN reviews the games based on the original trilogy. Raiders of the Lost Ark on Atari, Temple of Doom and Last Crusade on NES, and naturally, they all suck. He does praise the Lucas Arts SNES release, which contains three much more faithful adaptations of the movies.
S03 E10Jun 11, 2008
Star Trek Jun 11, 2008 In a Star Trek theme review, the Nerd dons a yellow Starfleet uniform and decides to review a couple Star Trek related games, cause reviewing all of them would be too much for him to handle. The most absurd one he can find is the 25th Anniversary game for the NES which consists of pointless dialog and confusing quests, the Nerd thought about destroying it with a phaser but had a change of heart believing that the game developers tried their hardiest when making the game.
S03 E11Jun 28, 2008
Superman Jun 28, 2008 The Nerd reviews two of the earlier Superman theme games. The first one for the Atari 2600 is not just bad in graphics but is confusing to navigate. While the Superman game for the NES is another story where all of the characters are drawn in a chibi style and the use of attacks don't do justice towards the enemies. The Nerd's biggest complete about the game is that one of the missions involve trying to see why the stocks are so low in the stock market. The Nerd isn't sure why a game intended for kids would be interested in the stock market. Overall the Nerd finds the...
S03 E12Jul 9, 2008
Superman 64 Jul 9, 2008 The Nerd complies to his fan requests to review Superman 64 which he decided to pull everyone's leg by reviewing the Superman game for Commodore 64. His main complaint is the load time takes forever and he finds the Commodore controller to be so stiff that he resulted in using an alternate controller. After that he does review Superman 64 for the Nintendo 64 as the fans wished him to do so in the first place. Once he dived into the first level he already finds it to be terrible when all you do is fly through rings under a short time limit. When it comes to video game...
S03 E13Jul 22, 2008
Batman: Part 1 Jul 22, 2008 AVGN gets dressed up like Batman to review a series of games based on the Caped Crusader. First up, a Commodore 64 game, which sucks and is given "the Bat punishment." While he praises the NES adaptation of the 1989 movie and the SNES adaptation of Batman Returns, not to mention the SNES game of the Animated Series, he deems the Atari Linx and Sega CD games to be crap, but the worst of all is Batman Forever on SNES. As if all that weren't bad enough, one of Batman's arch-nemeses pays the Bat-Nerd a visit.
S03 E14Aug 11, 2008
Batman: Part 2 Aug 11, 2008 The Joker holds AVGN hostage and forces him to play the NES, Game Boy and Sega versions of Return of the Joker. They all suck. It enrages the Bat-Nerd so much, he breaks free and fights off the Joker, and then, as a final Bat punishment, he shoves every single bad Batman game up the Clown Prince of Crime's ass.
S03 E15Aug 19, 2008
Deadly Towers Aug 19, 2008 As a special incentive, the AVGN has his fans write his dialogue as he sets out to rant and rave about an NES game he wishes never existed.
S03 E16Sep 3, 2008
Battletoads Sep 3, 2008 The Nerd and his guitar guy from behind the couch, Kyle Justin, join forces to play Battletoads on Nintendo proving that, with just one player the game is a mild challenge, but with two players, it's damn near impossible!
S03 E17Sep 16, 2008
Dick Tracy Sep 16, 2008 Game on the chopping block this week: Dick Tracy on Nintendo. The world's most popular yellow-coated detective in the world's most frustrating, nonlinear game. Watch as the Nerd struggles to find out-of-reach clues, tries to dodge impossible projectiles, and worst of all, realizes you only get 1 life and no continues.
S03 E18Oct 15, 2008
Dracula Oct 15, 2008 In this special Halloween episode, the Nerd reviews games that star one of the most popular icons in horror film: Count Dracula.
S03 E19Oct 28, 2008
Frankenstein Oct 28, 2008 The Nerd and his diabolical creation, Franken-Nerd, play games dedicated to that other popular horror movie icon: Frankenstein.
S03 E20Nov 12, 2008
CD-i: Part 1 - Hotel Mario Nov 12, 2008 After spending $700 on a CD-i and games, the Nerd reviews Hotel Mario.
S03 E21Nov 25, 2008
CD-i Part 2: Zelda Wand of Gamelon Nov 25, 2008 The Nerd now reviews one of the three Zelda games for the CD-i. Out of the three he decides to play Zelda: Wand of Gamelon first cause the Nerd thought it be cool to control Zelda in a Zelda game for once since her name is on every single Zelda game. The Nerd soon finds out that the game is nothing like the Nintendo licensed Zelda games. Instead the game has bad animation, poor voice acting, complicated controls, confusing layouts of the levels, and frustrating use of items. The main criticism the Nerd had for the game is that a lot of the areas go dark for no reason ...
S03 E22Dec 9, 2008
CD-i Part 3: Faces of Evil and Zelda's Adventure Dec 9, 2008 The Nerd concludes his CD-i review with the two remaining Zelda games. The first one is Link: The Faces of Evil which has all of the same problems as Wand of Gamelon had. While the final game the Nerd reviews is Zelda's Adventure, which he praises it for not having the same bad animation as the first two games and is now an over head view like the earlier Zelda games instead of a slide scroller game. However the game still suffers with an abundance of flaws such as poorly detailed backgrounds making it hard to know what is an opening and what isn't. The CD load time ...
S03 E23Dec 23, 2008
Bible Games 2 Dec 23, 2008 It's Christmas time once more, and this time the Nerd decides to play more Bible games. This time most of the ones he's reviewing are official licensed games. The most obscured game he plays is Sunday Funday which is one of the last NES games of any kind. The most annoying thing about the game is the placement of springs and propellers create a confusing trap in most levels which makes it impossible to proceed further into the game. The Nerd concludes the review with three CD-i Bible games. Which are all contain mediocre mini games that are unappealing to play.